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Hair Transplants are Just One Option Available for Thinning Hair


Cosmetic, medical and even surgical options are available to help those with thinning hair look and feel their best.

Hair loss is a common problem for men and women. According to The Doctors 25% of men are balding by age 30 and 65% go bald by age 60. Hair loss has several possible causes that include genetics, hormonal changes and even stress. There are treatment options available for every hair loss patient, and your lifestyle and physician recommendations should help you make the right decision.

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Dr. Paul McAndrews, a board certified dermatologist who specializes in hair loss is on The Doctors today and says that we all experience thinning hair to a certain degree. As we age, our hair gets thinner and thinner and our genetics determine the extent of the thinning. He suggests these possible solutions to treat or hide hair loss.

  • Cosmetic Solutions

    If you simply want to cover up your hair loss, wigs and hair pieces are available at a huge price range and choice of colors. You can use either real hair or synthetics and you can choose a shade that matches your natural hair for easy blending. Also, there are products and methods of styling available that can make the hair appear thicker.

  • Medications

    Products like Rogaine can be purchased over the counter that help slow hair loss and bring about new hair growth. Users should be prepared to wait 4 months before you see less hair loss. Also, takes about 7 months before you'll see new hair growth and you have to continue taking it to maintain results.

  • Surgical Treatment

    Hair transplant surgery is a permanent solution. There are several methods and options available, one of which is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Some physicians perform this procedure using NeoGraft, a device that speeds up the follicle removal process. FUE is the removal of follicular unit (groupings of hairs, one's, two's and three's) grafts, and used to be a very time consuming and expensive process.